Dementia and human rights, by Professor Peter Mittler

DAI’s Human Rights Ambassador Professor Peter Mittler CBE wrote a guest blog for Independent Living UK recently. The following is a portion of this important article “Dementia and human rights”. “Dementia diagnosis often leads to exclusion People with dementia have ‘lived independently and been included in the community’ all their lives, but they encounter deep-rooted and … Continue reading Dementia and human rights, by Professor Peter Mittler

Journey into ‘ALZHEIMERLAND’ by Peter Mittler

As part of our celebrations for World Alzheimer’s Month 2015, or Dementia Awareness Month as we have been calling it, we are proud to publish an excerpt from a chapter in a book, written by one of our members in the UK, Professor Peter Mittler. Peter Mittler is Emeritus Professor of Special Needs Education at the … Continue reading Journey into ‘ALZHEIMERLAND’ by Peter Mittler

Dementia and disability rights #DAW2017

The last few years, in particular for people with dementia representing themselves and since the WHO First Ministerial Conference on Dementia in March 2015, the pace of the activity towards a human rights based approach to dementia that also includes full access to the CRPD and other Conventions has been a major focus of DAI. … Continue reading Dementia and disability rights #DAW2017

Announcing a new Chapter in DAI’s Human Rights work

Thank you Professor Peter Mittler CBE As current Chair and CEO of Dementia Alliance International (DAI), I wish to announce that Professor Peter Mittler CBE has stepped aside from his role as Human Rights Advisor to our organisation, to take on an even more important role as the Human Rights Ambassador for both DAI and … Continue reading Announcing a new Chapter in DAI’s Human Rights work

Phyllis Fehr represents DAI at the 17th Session of the CRPD Committee

Mrs Phyllis Fehr, Board Member of the Dementia Alliance International (DAI) and Vice Chair of the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG) presents in Geneva at the 17th Session of the CRPD Committee, March 20th, 2017. On March 17 2015,  Kate Swaffer, co-founder and then co-chair of Dementia Alliance International placed human rights for all people with dementia on … Continue reading Phyllis Fehr represents DAI at the 17th Session of the CRPD Committee

Mary’s 4th Blog from the UN Social Forum

Following on from our first blog, welcoming you to the new year, we begin the years blog series with our first one being the last account from Mary Radnofsky of the Social Forum she and Peter Mittler attended last year, representing DAI and all people with dementia. Thanks again to them both for their excellent work, … Continue reading Mary’s 4th Blog from the UN Social Forum

Update 2 on the Social Forum by Mary Radnofsky

My Impressions of the United Nations, Human Rights Council, and Social Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, 2016. by Mary L. Radnofsky. Thank you to Mary and Peter for representing Dementia Alliance International members, and all people with dementia so well. “The United Nations – It’s one of the hallowed halls of peace we … Continue reading Update 2 on the Social Forum by Mary Radnofsky

HOW THE UN PROTECTS OUR HUMAN RIGHTS

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE UN SOCIAL FORUM By Peter Mittler and Mary Radnofsky From October 3rd-5th DAI members, Mary Radnofsky and Peter Mittler had a once in a lifetime opportunity to take a full part in a meeting organised by the UN Human Rights Council which consists of 47 United Nations Member States elected by the United … Continue reading HOW THE UN PROTECTS OUR HUMAN RIGHTS